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Friday Debate – What are the best pizza toppings?

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There is no meal finer than a pizza. Forged by Hephastus himself many centuries ago, Italy’s greatest contribution to the world was a dish that stood the test of time. Baked dough, tomato sauce and a heaping dollop of cheese, all fused into one almighty creation that could defy the heavens with its unrestrained flavour and constant evolution.

Show me someone who doesn’t like a steaming hot slice of pizza, and I’ll show you a person who’s tired of living. The beauty of a pizza, is that it’s capable of meeting any taste. Or lack of it if you order from Romans, according to everyone around me who won’t stop looking at me with MAXIMUM JUDGEMENT EYES!

You can be a vegan or a carnivore, you can create a paradox with toppings or paint a culinary picture of pizza enhancements with your dish of choice when you place an order. Heck, some of you even love Hawaiian pizza and I’m not even going to sit here and shake my head in disbelief over your love of pineapple on your dish. Besides, your parents have already told you how much of a disappointment you are to them for making that choice. HEYOH!

So here’s the question: What’s a great combination of toppings on a pizza? Which flavours complement each other perfectly? If I’m headed down to my local Morro in Newton Park, what should I put on my cheese? Should it be thin base or thick, tomato sauce beneath the gouda stuff or BBQ sauce? I’m hungry now dammit, so give us all some ideas that’ll go straight to our thighs once we’re done reading this.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Critical Hit as an organisation.

Last Updated: June 26, 2020

64 Comments

  1. Meat. More meat. Then add some meat.

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 26, 2020 at 11:43

      What she said?

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  2. HairyEwok

    June 26, 2020 at 10:44

    Not Sponsored by Debonairs? XD
    I’d still say the single best topping is cheese.

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    • Pariah

      June 26, 2020 at 10:44

      So like a 3 cheese focaccia?

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    • RinceThis

      June 26, 2020 at 13:15

      Seconded! All the cheese!

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  3. Pariah

    June 26, 2020 at 10:49

    Also, dessert pizza. Chocolate and banana on a pizza base, with no tomato or cheese.

    You’re welcome. 😀

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  4. MechMachine

    June 26, 2020 at 10:59

    Pineapple and Banana,

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  5. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 26, 2020 at 11:08

    The best topping is… REVENGE

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    • Pariah

      June 26, 2020 at 11:08

      Nobody likes cold pizza, what you talking about?

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        June 26, 2020 at 11:14

        Have you ever seen a revenge movie where the person seeking revenge has a nice meal? No, you haven’t.

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      • RinceThis

        June 26, 2020 at 13:14

        He’s a damn fool!

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  6. Krabby Paddy

    June 26, 2020 at 12:12

    I come looking for gaming news. Instead I’m left craving pizza … With just about any of the toppings in the comment section!

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    • The D

      June 26, 2020 at 13:09

      It’s topical content.

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      • Pariah

        June 26, 2020 at 13:26

        *Tropical

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      • Krabby Paddy

        June 26, 2020 at 18:10

        If just a bit cheezy

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  7. Pariah

    June 26, 2020 at 10:44

    Balsamic onions, rosa tomatoes, shredded chicken and rocket. Little bit of parmesan if you like. Yum!

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  8. WhiteRock

    June 26, 2020 at 10:59

    Classic Bacon, Feta and Avo, or an alternative on Quattro Stagioni

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  9. Hammersteyn

    June 26, 2020 at 10:59

    • Son of Banana Jim

      June 26, 2020 at 14:29

      Pineapple and ham, baby!

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      • Hammersteyn

        June 26, 2020 at 14:47

        Delicious

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        • Son of Banana Jim

          June 26, 2020 at 16:07

          Two of the greatest foods in this world, pork and pineapple… and then on the same pizza? Now that’s what the gods call ambrosia!

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    • Son of Banana Jim

      June 26, 2020 at 14:29

      Pineapple and ham, baby!

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    • RinceThis

      June 26, 2020 at 13:15

      Sies! I have a picture of you proudly boasting a pizza with that filthy pineapple on!

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      • Hammersteyn

        June 26, 2020 at 13:26

        And proud of it

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        • Kervyn Cloete

          June 26, 2020 at 13:32

          I shared a pizza with banana and pineapple on it with Nick and he admitted it tasted good. Then later he goes online and posts pics of me eating the pizza talking about how I’m eating disgusting stuff. That guy is a poser! He’s living a lie! A sham! A fraud! He needs to learn to just accept himself as the pineapple on pizza eating man that he truly is!

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  10. Llama In The Rift

    June 26, 2020 at 11:08

    Anything that’s got lots of meat, Gouda and mozzarella with pineapple to break a bit of saltiness.

    Darryn probably go for anything with a batman cowl, tomato paste and cheese on it.

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  11. Caveshen Rajman

    June 26, 2020 at 11:14

    I’m a simple person – tomato base, light cheddar, sliced steak, light mozzarella.

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  12. Guz

    June 26, 2020 at 11:14

    As long as it’s not Debonair’s their pizza’s are kak.

    I’m quite partial on bacon,avo and feta

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 26, 2020 at 11:43

      Truth

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  13. Gary

    June 26, 2020 at 11:38

    Shop fave: Pizza perfect: Chicken liver pizza

    When I choose toppings: tomato base, red meat, green pepper, mushrooms, onion and mozzarella on a thin crust

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  14. GooseZA

    June 26, 2020 at 11:43

    Bacon, Banana and Pineapple.

    Been ordering the same pizza since I was a kid.

    If the restaurant doesn’t have banana for whatever reason then I’ll go with Bacon Avo and Feta.

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  15. Marius Nell

    June 26, 2020 at 11:49

    Bilton, Blue Cheese, Green fig and caramalised ontion.

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    • MechMachine

      June 26, 2020 at 14:10

      What’s wrong with you ?

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      • Marius Nell

        July 10, 2020 at 07:37

        I have taste and a developed pallet. Whats wrong with you other than the obvious?

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  16. Gavin Mannion

    June 26, 2020 at 16:53

    Best pizza for me includes lots of cheese, capers, anchovies, chilli and salami….

    But as long as you don’t put anything sweet on it I’ll eat it.

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  17. RinceThis

    June 26, 2020 at 13:15

    I like beetroot, with lightly fried broccoli, it’s really quite tasty!

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  18. For the Emperor!

    June 26, 2020 at 13:15

    Romans 4 in 1 for so much lekker meats, with added Garlic and of course Ananas. Thin based, so the flavour is not lost to the thick dough. And of course the thin base means you can eat more before feeling full 🙂 In such a mood for good food after watching Shokugeki no Soma on Netflix and now this topic!

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  19. Kervyn Cloete

    June 26, 2020 at 13:26

    How have none of you called Darryn out yet for suggesting BBQ sauce instead of a tomato base on the pizza? DOES HIS CULINARY HERESY KNOW NO BOUNDS?!

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    • Pariah

      June 26, 2020 at 13:26

      He likes Dunked stuff from KFC, at this point calling him out on the BBQ sauce seems redundant.

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  20. Yozzie

    June 26, 2020 at 13:26

    A pizza is just a pie chart of how much pizza is left.

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  21. MechMachine

    June 26, 2020 at 14:10

    The universe sure is a weird place…The day I get a new Oven Installed, After years of having no Oven, this topic pops up.

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  22. konfab

    June 26, 2020 at 14:10

    Pizza toppings are a meme.
    Getting the dough and sauce right are much more important.

    You get the dough and sauce done nicely, you just need a sprinkling of cheese and some rock salt, and you have culinary perfection.

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    • OddSockZA

      June 26, 2020 at 14:47

      You’re goddamned right. 100% My favourite pizza is still a good (emphasis on the good) Margherita.

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  23. MaSeKind

    June 26, 2020 at 15:58

    I actually enjoy a plain Regina the most. Not like I don’t like other toppings but sometimes it starts feeling more like a pie than a pizza.

    My most favourite is the pizza my mom has been making since I was little. Nothing gets close to that; homemade base, tomato and onion mix, bacon and cheese. OMG

    EDIT: And now I’m going to have to order some pizza.

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  24. Jan En Jasmyn Gouws

    June 27, 2020 at 15:21

    I own a pizza shop and our top seller has tomato base, garlic, mushrooms, ham, salami, biltong, and bacon on.

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  25. Tbone187

    July 1, 2020 at 11:04

    Chicken/Salami with Jalapeno, garlic and feta!

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